Footrests and Handlebars

By Mike Savidge

Both hands must be on the handlebars, and you're not allowed to carry any person or ride in any position that will interfere with the control and operation of the motorcycle.


Any motorcycle carrying a passenger must have footrests for the passenger unless they're riding in a sidecar or enclosed cab. Handlebar height cannot exceed the top of the shoulders of the person operating the motorcycle while seated on the motorcycle.


316.2095 Footrests, handholds, and handlebars.

(1) Any motorcycle carrying a passenger, other than in a sidecar or enclosed cab, shall be equipped with footrests for such passenger.
(2) No person shall operate any motorcycle with handlebars or with handgrips that are higher than the top of the shoulders of the person operating the motorcycle while properly seated upon the motorcycle.
(3) A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a nonmoving violation as provided in chapter 318.
History.s. 1, ch. 71-135; s. 1, ch. 76-31; s. 166, ch. 99-248; s. 5, ch. 2005-164; s. 12, ch. 2006-290.
Note.Former s. 316.278.

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